Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pilot Whales Slaughtered

More than 120 pilot whales, slaughtered on July 23, 2010, are pictured on docks in the harbor of Torshavn, Faroe Islands, an autonomous province of Denmark. Every year, herds of pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) pass by the shores of the Faroe Islands. In the past fishermen used spears and harpoons, but today the whale hunting equipment is legally restricted to special knives, ropes, and assessing-poles for measurement.

Pilot Whales Slaughtered

Pilot Whales Slaughtered
A Faroese man shows his son how to remove teeth from a slaughtered whale's jaw in the harbour of Torshavn, Faroe Islands on July 23, 2010.

REUTERS/Andrija Ilic


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